Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cheesy Sausage Strata

I'm back again. I've missed you. I've missed blogging.

Truth be told, I really have been cooking... just not posting about it.
Well, I got up this morning and looked around in the frig.

Lots of eggs in there, better use them up. I'm usually not an eggy person, but this recipe caught my eye.

Hope you enjoy it as much as my clan did!!

Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

Cheesy Sausage Strata

Original recipe: Better Homes & Garden Cook Book
Adapted recipe & pictures: Something Different For Dinner

8 ounces bulk Pork sausage
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups Italian style bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sharp cheddar
6 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. In large skillet cook sausage, onion, garlic, and peppers until sausage in cooked and veggies are tender. Drain off fat, and set aside for later.

2. Put bread crumbs in the bottom of a large baking dish. Spoon sausage mixture over bread crumbs. Top with 1 cup of cheese.

3. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, and salt. Pour egg mix over layers in baking dish. Gently press down on layers. Let stand for 15 minutes.

4. Bake, uncovered at 325 degrees F, for 45 minutes.

You can check if your strata is done by inserting a knife near the center. If it comes out clean, it's done!! Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand for an additional 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy! Happy eating!!